Icom Regatta Pack recommendation

Derek Zobel of Wilsonian SC asked us to share details of the Icom Regatta pack as advertised in RYA Wavelength publication – Annual review 2016 – page 17. This is suitable for clubs that wish to provide regatta officials with handheld VHF radios for an event.

Follow this link to the relevant Icom page

Honda RYA RIB Youth Championship 2017

The RYA London and South East area Honda RYA Youth RIB finals will be held at the Medway Yacht Club (MYC) on Saturday, 8 July 2017. MYC would like this year’s event to include participants from across our London and South East area.

The championship is split into two age groups; 8 to 12 and 13 to 16. The events are exciting and very well organised. There must be many boys and girls who would revel in the opportunity to take part, and; one really useful outcome is the potential for future safety boat drivers!

For information about the Medway event, please email Henry Chung at henrychungmh(at)btinternet.com or Ian Glass at ianglass(at)live.com

Further information from the RYA website:

Wayfarer Nationals 2016

Wayfarers

Photo Catherine Gore

At the Wayfarer Nationals in June, dinghies jostle for position at the MSBA race buoy. If your club wants to use one or both of the MSBA racing buoys please contact Gavin Parson at secretary (at) msba.org.uk

Medway Keelboat Regatta, 8-10 July 2016

The Medway hosts one of the South East’s Premier Regattas incorporating the Sonata Eastern Championship, Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 July 2016. Medway Yacht Club is delighted to invite competitors to attend and participate in the MYC Keelboat Regatta, an event for all who enjoy sailing. This year we extend a very warm to welcome Sonata’s participating in the Sonata Eastern Championship and all other visiting yachts

Click here for more information including Notice of Race and Entry Forms…

Nore Race

Nore Race 2016

Photo Wil Pretty

The annual Nore Race was held on Sunday, organised by Benfleet Yacht Club. The 17 nautical mile course in the Thames Estuary attracted a hundred sailing dinghies and cruisers, including multihulls, many from the Medway and Swale.

Medway Dinghy Regatta, 2/3 July 2016

Here are the notice of race and sailing instructions for this year’s Medway Dinghy Regatta hosted by Wilsonian Sailing Club.

Swale Regatta, 17-19 June 2016

The Swale Regatta website is now working. Details are also on our calendar.

Medway Barge Match, Sat 28 May

Medway Barge MatchThe spectacular annual barge match will start at Gillingham on Saturday morning, probably quite early as HW is at 0530. The barges race out to the Medway Approach Buoy and back up the river.

The June 2016 issue of Yachting Monthly featured an article on the Medway Barge Match by Nick Ardley.

Visit Medway Barge Match website.

Classic Yacht & Motor Boat Festival, Queenborough Harbour, 8 Oct 2016

Queenborough Harbour Trust are organising a number of events with the purpose of generating interest in boats, boating and our local waters. One of these events will be a classic yacht & motor boat event open to all boats built or designed before 1970. If in doubt as to whether your boat qualifies please send a photo and a short description.

Without classic boats we will not have an event so we are delighted to offer free berthing for up to 2 nights for qualifying boats that register with us before 31st August. Registration is on a first come first served basis and we are able to accommodate approx. 30 boats (depending on size).

The harbour will be open to the public to view boats and meet the skippers and in addition we will be arranging a number of shore based activities.

This event is being organised with the help of:

  • Brian Corbett – Medway Yacht Club & MSBA Vice Chairman
  • Yvonne Mitchell – Old Gaffers Association

To register your boat for this event please call 0770 373 2774 or email operations@queenborough-harbour.co.uk

2016 River Events

MSBA race markPeel Ports has published an Updated List of Events of which they have been notified. Clubs and Organisations are obliged to notify Peel Ports of organised events taking place on the river such as races and regattas. From this list it would seem that only two or three clubs have done so.

Also, please remember that your club may borrow the two inflatable MSBA race marks (see photo) for races or other events.